Arsenia Tan

1882–1990
China

The Life of Arsenia

Arsenia Tan was born in 1882, in China. She married Enrique Legarda Koh in 1904, in Mexico, Pampanga, Philippines. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She died before 1990, in Philippines, at the age of 107, and was buried in Manila, Philippines.

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Family Time Line

Arsenia Tan
1882–1990
Enrique Legarda Koh
1880–1945
Marriage: 1904
Eloy Tan Koh
1906–1980
Filemon Tan Koh
1908–1992
Francisco Tan Koh
1910–1910

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
1904
Mexico, Pampanga, Philippines
children

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World Events (8)

1884 · Sino-French War

Age 2

The Sino-French War, Tonkin War, or Tonquin war, was a conflict between China and France regarding the control of Tonkin, a region in northern Vietnam. The Qing Dynasty performed well on land and won limited strategic victories; however, the Qing forces in Taiwan and other surrounding islands were defeated by the French. Ultimately, the war ended with the Treaty of Tientsin, which arguably satisfied most of the goals of the French.
1898

Age 16

The U.S. navy destroys the Spanish fleet in Manila Bay. Spain cedes the Philippines to the U.S. under the Treaty of Paris in December, Philippines rebel leader Emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippines independent on June 12, which will be recognized in the future as the Philippines' Independence Day.
1911

Age 29

Chinese Revolution. Yuan Shih-k'ai is recalled from retirement to take command of army to put down the revolution. He negotiates with the revolutionaries, with the hope of being instituted as the head of a new government, but is disappointed when Sun Yat-sen is appointed president of the new republic.

Name Meaning

1 Chinese 谭: from the name of the state of Tan during the Zhou dynasty. After Wu Wang established the Zhou dynasty in 1122 bc , he enfeoffed the state of Tan to a descendant of the model emperor Yu ( 2205–2198 bc ), with the status of Viscount. Descendants adopted the name of the state Tan as their surname.2 Chinese 谈: said to be from the name of a certain King Tan of the state of Song, a 36th-generation descendant of its founder ( see Song ).3 Chinese 陈: variant of Chen .

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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